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Commerce City man sentenced for sex crimes

A 28-year-old Commerce City man received a 24-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following a guilty plea to charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Jose Luis Valdes also plead …

Brighton police looking for two felony shoplifting suspects

Brighton police are on the lookout for two women who are suspects in a felony shoplifting incident.   The suspect vehicle is a silver or beige Ford Five Hundred. Those with information …

Thousands fewer metro area property owners are challenging assessments

As home prices in the counties around Denver shot up over the last decade, tens of thousands of residents argued that officials incorrectly estimated the values of homes and other properties. They demanded their taxes be reduced. But that trend, practically a rite in some regions, reversed in recent years. Challenges filed with county assessors declined as homeowners apparently acknowledged the rising cost of real estate.

RE-8 board to continue school safety discussions

Discussion about school security in the Weld Re-8 School District Nov. 10 ranged from arming teachers to bringing in armed security guards to leaving security in the hands of those with professional …

Adams 14 teachers union, Together Colorado to host anti-district reorganization rally

The Adams 14 School District teachers union and Together Colorado started a new community campaign to stop the reorganization of the school district and to shift narratives around the …

Exit fee calculations in place for United Power’s split with Tri-State

BRIGHTON – Brighton’s energy co-op, United Power, filed a pair of exit-fee calculators as part of its response to a decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. A press …

Election 2022 Results: Willford wins HD34

Northglenn Mayor Pro-Tem Jenny Willford is leading Kevin Allen in the next state representative for Colorado's District 34. 

Operation Freebird returns to Adams County

Operation Freebird, Adams County's free Thanksgiving food giveaway, will return this year with plenty of Thanksgiving trimmings but one big difference: There won't be any turkeys at the …
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Differences and devotion during Chile's constitutional reform

Colorado-based Chilean siblings reflect on their experiences and opinions during recent constitutional process

On Sept. 4, Chileans across the world anxiously checked their social media feeds and Whatsapp group chats, wondering about the future of their country. Would Chile adopt a new constitution?
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis unveiled his fiscal year 2023-24 budget proposal on Nov. 2 as constitutionally required, warning that the legislature will have little money available for new spending when …
BRIGHTON – A 35-year-old man drew a 12-year sentence in the Department of Corrections following his guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance; in this case, it was …
Gene Claps will be Adams County's next sheriff. Claps, the Brighton Democrat, claimed 9,871 vote win over Republican Michael McIntosh in the county's general election Nov. 8, after two days of …
Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold defeated Republican Pam Anderson on Tuesday to win a second four-year term as Colorado’s top elections official. Griswold led Anderson, a former …
Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser won a second term on Tuesday by defeating Republican John Kellner, the top prosecutor in the 18th Judicial District. Kellner conceded at about 9 p.m. when …
Sports

Wrestling: Prairie View’s Vigil eyes three-peat

DENVER – Prairie View’s Ane’e Vigil has two state wrestling titles to his credit. By the last week in February, he’d love to have a third. But he also said he has some …

Big send-off for Thimmig student, big Tampa Bay Bucs fan w/video

THORNTON – Members of the Brighton, Commerce City and Thornton police departments were on hand at Thimmig Elementary School Nov. 3. Students from all three 27J Schools’ high schools …

Photo gallery: Tagging out a ... banana?

It was off with the team uniforms and into every costume imagineable Oct. 31 at Riverdale Ridge High School. Players from the school's softball and baseball teams -- attired in everything from hot …

Lifestyle

Celebrations for Native American Indian Heritage Month offer pathway to honoring Indigenous people year-round

The Denver area today is a hub for Native Americans.

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio …

DFF45 brings the world’s stories to Denver

There’s a reason that during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people turned to the film world for solace and inspiration. The Denver Film Festival is aiming to achieve that same …

How Colorado baristas and beer brewers got on the pumpkin spice bandwagon

Every fall, pumpkin lovers rejoice in knowing their favorite flavors will start migrating from humble gourds to morning mugs.
Arts, Culture, Music

Brighton Dia de los Muertos

The Grupo Azteca Huitzilopochtli from Mexico opened Brighton's Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration with a stunning performance wearing feather headdresses and colorful costumes …

Denver doughs: 2 young pastry chefs create out-of-this-world culinary experience

Space dinosaurs. Project 626. Murder by the Campfire.   This is not a list of the internet’s latest conspiracy theories, but rather the creations of Black Box Bakery, a space-themed …
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